ASGA Men's Match-Play Championship
Eligibilty: Open to male amateur golfers who are bona fide residents of the state of Arkansas and a current individual member of ASGA. There are 5 divisions – Amateur – 16+, Mid-Amateur – 35+, Senior – 50+, Super Senior – 60+, & Masters – 70+ Handicap Index Requirement: Amateurs and mid-senior are required to have a USGA handicap index of 8.0 or less, Seniors, Super Seniors and Masters must have a Handicap Index of 14.0 or less. Seniors, Super-seniors and Masters are required to have a USGA handicap index 14.0 or less. All must meet the age requirement by July 28, 2022.
Format: Contestants in all divisions (unless exempt from qualifying) will play 18 holes on Thursday, July 28 at Mystic Creek Golf Club to determine the bracket. The stipulated round is two 9-hole rounds and based on inclement weather, the brackets could be determined based on a 9-hole score. Tees: Masters & Super Seniors Mystic White Tees (approx. 6,200 yds.) Mid-Am & Seniors Mystic Green Tees (approx. 6,700 yds) Amateur Mystic Blue Tees (approx. 7,100 yds).
Bracket Exemptions: Amateur division will be 32 players (48 or more entrants, bracket is 64). The Mid-Amateur and Senior division will each be 16 players (24 or more entrants, bracket is 32). The Super-Senior Division and Masters Division will each be an 8-man bracket (12 or more entrants, bracket is 16). If there are more spots than players, the low qualifiers (could be exempt players) will receive a first round bye.
Additional Exemptions in 2022, in addition to the Defending Champion in each division:
- 8 –man bracket: First in respective PofY & 2021 Ark. Am Champion in that division (minimum 2 players)
- 16-man bracket: Top 3 in respective PofY & 2021 Ark. Am Champion in that division (minimum 4 players)
- 32-man bracket: Top 6 in respective PofY & 2021 Ark. Am Champion in that division (minimum 8 players)
- 64-man bracket: Top 12 in respective PofY & 2021 Ark. Am Champion in that division (minimum 16 players
- Note: if a player gives up his exemption and tries to qualify for a lower seed, the exemption goes away.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 28 – Qualifying round (defending champions exempt from qualifying & #1 seed in their respective division – Tyler Reynolds, Mark Chambers, Craig Hall, Bob Brooks, David Carlson.
Friday, July 29 - First round in a.m. for all divisions & second round for all divisions in p.m.
Saturday, July 30 - All divisions will play a match in a.m. – if an 8-person bracket, this will be the championship match in AM. If the bracket is 16-players, the semi-finals will be in the AM and the finals (Championship Match) in the PM.
Sunday, July 31 – if the bracket is 32, the Championship match will be in the AM. If the bracket is 64, the semi-finals will be in the AM and the Championship Match will be in the PM. Please note bracket sizes above -for a 64-man bracket, a minimum of 48 players must be entered.
Practice Round: Wednesday, July 27 or another time with approval of the golf shop (870-312-0723). Cody Lack is the PGA Professional. To play a practice round, each player must pay a reduced green fee (call for details)
Prizes: The amateur champion will have name inscribed on Roy Wood Trophy. The winner and runner-up in all divisions will receive individual trophies. Pro Shop Certificates will be awarded based on field size in all divisions. Prize breakdown will be shared with the players.